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Corn & Potato Casserole

You can make this a day ahead, if you like; the flavors will develop even more overnight. Reheat at 375°F, covered, for 20 minutes. 1 Tbs. plus 1/2 tsp. unsalted butter 1-1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1-1/2 tsp.oregano Kosher salt 1 large or [ ... ]

Cappuccino Biscotti

Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp instant espresso 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, semi sweet 3 large eggs, beaten 2 tblsp kahlua liqueur 1/2 cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking [ ... ]

Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is a pastry chef’s basic. It is equal parts water and sugar. You simmer both to a syrup (5-10 minutes) and then add in a bit of flavor if you like (such as vanilla) or not. This syrup is brushed on the cake surface BEFORE icing [ ... ]

Berry Cobbler

This couldn’t be easier to make, it can be made with whatever fruit looks good. Plus, you can bake it in whatever dish or pan you have, from a 3-quart casserole to a large skillet. 4 oz. (8 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces 1 cup unbleached all-purpose [ ... ]